Paul Hogan ‘stunned by ex’s marriage’

PAUL Hogan, 78, is reportedly “stunned” after reports that his ex-wife, Linda Kozlowski, 59, has married her Moroccan business partner Moulay Hafid Babaa.

The pair, who have been spotted wearing gold wedding rings, have been dating for four years.

Globe magazine said Hogan was shocked to learn of his ex-wife’s marriage. He and Kozlowski are parents to son, Chance.

Paul Hogan and Linda Kozlowski. Picture: Supplied

“He wants Linda to be happy, but probably wishes she was with him. There is still a part of him that will always love Linda and he maybe thought they’d still end up together,” a mutual friend told the magazine.

Hogan and Kozlowski met on the set of the 1986 classic Crocodile Dundee and were together for 24 years before she filed for divorce in 2014 citing irreconcilable differences.

Paul Hogan’s ex Linda Kozwolski and rumoured new husband Moulay Hafid Babaa. Picture: dreamydestiny.com

Mr Babaa is a Moroccan tour guide with a company called Dream My Destiny, which he co-founded with Kozlowski.

Hogan’s manager Douglas Urbanski told Mail Online his client was happy for Kozlowski.

“Paul is genuinely delighted at Linda’s news and wishes her all happiness in her new relationship. For real,” he said.

Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski and son Chance not long before they split. Picture: Thorpe Rupert

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Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich perhaps up for the world’s costliest divorce

Roman Abramovich ended his second marriage with a reputed settlement of £150 million ($246m) – small change for a multibillionaire.

This time, the Russian oligarch and owner of Chelsea FC may not be so lucky, after announcing that he has separated from his third wife, Dasha Zhukova.

The couple, who married in 2008 and have two children, insisted the split was amicable, but they could get embroiled in the world’s costliest divorce if forced to untangle the tycoon’s £7 billion ($11.5b) fortune.

Mr Abramovich, 50, owns the football club, the second largest yacht in the world and several luxury properties, including a £60 million mansion in New York and a £50 million property in Kensington Palace Gardens.

Among his fleet of supercars is a Ferrari FXX prototype worth around £1.5 million and a Bugatti Veyron, priced at £2 million.

However, Ms Zhukova, an art collector who is 15 years Mr Abramovich’s junior.

In a joint statement, the couple said: “After 10 years together, the two of us have made the difficult decision to separate, but we remain close friends, parents and partners in the projects we developed together.”

Legal experts said they expected Mr Abramovich to have a prenuptial agreement in place and any divorce proceedings would be dealt with by a Russian court in order to protect his assets, much like his previous divorce, when he is understood to have ended his 16-year marriage to second wife Irina Vyacheslavovna Malandina at a cost of £150 million in Moscow in 2007

Details have remained hidden under Russia’s secretive legal system, but it is thought Ms Malandina was given a lump sum as well as four homes and provision for their five children.

Mr Abramovich and Miss Zhukova were first seen together in public in 2005.

The oligarch was still married to Ms Malandina, but their friendship strengthened and Miss Zhukova and her father, Alexander Zhukov, were invited to Mr Abramovich’s New Year party later that year.

Her father is an oil, metals and banking tycoon who owns a mansion block in Kensington, west London, as well as homes in New York and Moscow.

The couple married secretly around nine years ago. Their first child, Mr Abramovich’s sixth, Aaron Alexander, was born in December 2009 and daughter Leah Lou was born in April 2013, both in the US.

Mr Abramovich married his first wife, Olga Yurevna Lysova, in December 1987 but was divorced just three years later. He wed Ms Malandina in 1991, before he made his fortune in the Russian privatisation boom.

Raymond Tooth, a London divorce lawyer, said it was “inconceivable” that Mr Abramovich and Ms Zukhova would not have a pre-nup.

“He will have done a deal and will sort it out in Russia to avoid any claims in an English court,” he said.

The Telegraph, London

Henry Sapiecha

Elon Musk posted an intimate photo with girlfriend Amber Heard at the Gold Coast Queensland Australia

In a picture tweeted to Elon Musk’s 8.3 million followers, actress Amber Heard is leaning casually on the billionaire inventor’s shoulder at the Gold Coast, Musk sporting a lipstick kiss on his cheek.

The tweet and Instagram post seems at odds with Musk’s general behaviour on social media, as most of his posts appear focused on his business projects rather than his personal life.

So why post such an intimate photograph?

Curtin University Associate Professor in internet studies Tama Leaver said Musk’s post was far from a casual snap.

“I think both of them have probably discussed and thought carefully about wanting this relationship to be public, and I think this is a fairly canny way of doing that,” he said.

“I think for both of them this will satisfy any local newspapers that needed an image.

“They’re obviously happy with their relationship being public and I think a statement like this often does suggest that there’s actually been a bit of history to this relationship, it’s something they want people to know about and I don’t think you could craft an image better.”

It’s the first time the couple have publicly posted about their relationship on social media.

According to Page Six, rumours of a Heard and Musk relationship began during the northern hemisphere summer last year when they were seen together on a couple of occasions.

Heard’s short-lived marriage to actor Johnny Depp ended after their divorce was settled in August 2016, with Heard receiving $US7 million.

Musk, the co-founder of car maker Tesla, has been married three times to two women and has six children, and finalised his divorce from Talulah Riley last year.

Last time Heard was in Australia, she and Depp appeared at the Southport Magistrates Court to face biosecurity charges for bringing their dogs Pistol and Boo into the country without the proper quarantine authorisation.

“Amber Heard in particular, the last time she was in Australia was memorable for all the wrong reasons,” Dr Leaver said

“It’s a good thing that she’s not surrounded by a strange controversy about small dogs.”

Dr Leaver said the images – Heard tweeted a different image from the same night – were a good way for the couple to spread a positive message about their relationship.

“Looking at the image that went with that, he’s got lipstick on his cheek so it’s not meant to be in any way ambiguous.

“I think it’s one of those elated public statements of intimacy more than anything else, and I think that’s quite important for both of them,” he said.

“To some extent it’s a very provocative image, because it does suggest that this isn’t just dinner, this is a lot more so I think that it’s done quite a lot with a single image.”

The photograph is some excellent publicity for the restaurant too, but Dr Leaver said that was more a coincidence than a concerted marketing effort.

“It’s certainly not going to do the restaurant any harm … I think Elon Musk is one of those people that has an extremely positive social media following so that certainly will do them some good.”

Dr Leaver said it was highly unlikely the restaurant paid for the exposure – especially given the fact that Moo Moo’s Twitter account was not tagged – but also because it was not something Musk would do.

“I think it would be more detrimental to him as sort of an entity to bother promoting a restaurant,” he said.

There was also speculation about whether Musk would mix business with pleasure while in Australia – a Tesla spokesperson told the AFR the visit was non-official, but tech site Gizmodo has suggested other reasons Musk could be in town.

Heard is in Queensland for the filming of Aquaman, which has brought a number of high-profile celebrities to the Gold Coast including Jason Momoa of Game of Thrones fame.

Filming for the DC Comics feature has been under way at the Village Roadshow Studios on the Gold Coast and at locations around the south-east of the state, and the film is scheduled for international release next year.

Henry Sapiecha